The UAE continues successful implementation of the numerous large-scale projects within preparing for EXPO 2020 and in the framework of the UAE general development conception.
The Government of the UAE has announced the nearing completion of the AED 2 billion Dubai Water Canal project that will breathe more life into the Dubai Creek.
According to the overall plan, the width of the Dubai Water Canal will range from 80 to 120 meters and the depth will reach up to 6 meters. The 3.2 kilometres long canal will connect Business Bay with the Arabian Gulf.
The entire project consists of five phases. As of today, the third phase is about 75 per cent completed. The fourth and the fifth phases will be carried out simultaneously and will require less time as the works on it is being already performed.
Recently, three major flyover bridges connecting two sides of the canal have been completed on Jumeirah Road, Shaikh Zayed Road and Al Wasl Road. It gives the possibility to finish the canal excavation work and to build the quay walls.
The third phase also includes construction of three pedestrian bridges across the canal. And the additional striking feature of the project is the creation of an artificial crescent-shaped island, which will stretch along Jumeirah Park.
Dubai Water Canal will attract more tourists, who will get the opportunity to enjoy all the beauty of Dubai architecture. Tourist cruises and water trips, served by traditional abras and tourist boats, will bring a lot of unforgettable impressions. Public transport services will be performed by modern water taxis and ferries.
Upon the completion of the project, the Dubai’s waterfront will be enlarged by six kilometres and the length of Jumeirah Park Beach will be doubled. This will provide more space for providing high-quality recreational services.
Dubai Water Canal will be completed over the next few months and will give growth to the further development of the city as the major international tourist destination.